Sunday, April 21, 2019

Pennacchio Calls for Action on Property Tax Relief Legislation

NEW JERSEY — Senator Joe Pennacchio called for action on legislation he sponsors to increase property tax relief for New Jerseyans through the elimination of the $10,000 limit on the property tax deduction that can be claimed by state income tax filers. Yesterday, Governor...

Hank Lyon will be retiring as Freeholder on December 31

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Freeholder Hank Lyon, who is retiring from the county governing board at the end of the year, was presented with a parting gift this week by his Freeholder colleagues: a retirement rocking chair. Lyon, who is the youngest freeholder, at just...

Freeholders’ Annual Meeting Set For January 5

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Board of Freeholders will hold its 2018 annual meeting on Friday, January 5, at 6:00 p.m. in the Freeholders’ Public Meeting Room in the County Administration and Records Building, 10 Court Street, Morristown. At the meeting, newly elected Freeholder Heather Darling,...

Snowball Fight Canceled Because of Snow

Behold the irony of snow-related ironies: Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, closed on Saturday and cancelled its planned attempt at a world record snowball fight. The reason? Snow, of course. Six Flags Great Adventures in Ocean County, planned a "Snow Day" on Saturday, but instead the...

Write to Santa; Receive a response back from North Pole

NORTH POLE — Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus — and the U.S. Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter — complete with a North Pole postmark. Here are the steps for your child to get a...

Arrest Made in Morristown Church Vandalisms

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MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations John R. Speirs, Morristown Police Chief Peter Demnitz, and Morris Township Police Chief Mark DiCarlo announce that an arrest has been made in relation to the acts of...

Freeholders’ Seek Public’s Help to Create a New County Government Strategic Plan

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MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Board of Freeholders is creating a new Morris County Strategic Plan to identify key priorities and guiding principles for county government over the next decade, and we want your help in determining priorities. County leaders want to know about the issues that...

Pennacchio: Not So Fast Legalizing Weed

MORRIS COUNTY — Senate Republican Whip Joe Pennacchio (R-26) condemned the mad dash to legalize marijuana in New Jersey, citing the drastic increase in weed-related traffic fatalities in states that have enacted full legalization. Sen. Joe Pennacchio condemned the mad dash to legalize marijuana in New...

Family Promise Serves Record Number of People Impacted by Homelessness in Morris County

MORRIS COUNTY — Family Promise of Morris County (FPMC), is celebrating November as Homelessness Awareness Month by receiving a Proclamation from Assemblyman Bucco acknowledging its work to end homelessness in the county. At the request of Assemblyman Anthony Bucco, the proclamation is bestowed to commemorate...

Prosecutor Honors United States Military Veterans Serving at Prosecutor’s Office

MORRIS COUNTY — In honor of Veterans Day, several years ago Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp began the annual tradition of recognizing U.S. Military Veterans who serve in the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Prosecutor Knapp and his command staff again celebrated Veterans Day with...

Pharmacies can dispense Narcan without prescriptions

MORRIS COUNTY — It will be easier for New Jersey pharmacies to offer naloxone, the life-saving overdose antidote, to people without prescriptions. Pharmacies can now apply for a standing order to dispense naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, under the Pharmacy Practice Act, which allows pharmacies without...

Parsippany signs two Shared Services Agreement for Municipal Court

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council on October 3, voted unanimously to approve two resolutions for shared services utilizing Parsippany Municipal Court with the Town of Boonton and Rockaway Borough. Effective October 1, Parsippany's Court Administrator shall oversee and ensure the proper operation of Boonton' s...

Morris County Behavioral Health and Employment Training Offices Moving

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MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Division of Community and Behavioral Health Services and the Morris County branch of Employment and Training Services (ETS) will relocate next month from their current Morristown offices to a new location at Central Park of Morris County in Parsippany. The move...

Doctor Convicted of Taking Bribes in Test-Referral Scheme with Parsippany Lab

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PARSIPPANY – A doctor practicing in Staten Island, New York, was convicted at trial today for accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running and elaborate scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, its president and numerous...

Morris County Remembers 9/11

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PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS — The Morris County Board of Freeholders asks all county residents to join with them today in remembrance of all 9/11 victims and those exceptionally brave men and women who risked their lives and worked so tirelessly 16 years ago in rescue efforts in...

Sheriff Announces Opening of “Hope Wing’’ at Morris County Jail

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, in partnership with Morris County Department of Human Services and CARES (Center for Addiction Recovery Education & Success), is announcing the opening of the Hope Wing, a drug/alcohol addiction recovery unit for inmates incarcerated within the Morris...

Cyberbullying – Often a Devastating Form of Child Abuse

MORRIS COUNTY — Cyberbullying is often a devastating form of child abuse, and as the new school year is fast approaching, Deirdre’s House (click here for website), which is the Center for Morris County’s child victims, is urging urges parents to talk to their...

Over 200 attend fundraiser for Morris County Democrats

MONTVILLE — The Morris County Democrat Committee held a fundraiser at the Montville Community Park on Saturday, August 12. Over 200 were in attendance to listen to Congresswoman Candidate Mikie Sherrill, Passaic County Freeholder John Bartlett, Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark and Mitch Colbert.  Scott Salmon (District 7...

Dog fosters needed

RANDOLPH — Please consider opening your heart and home - you can make a difference and help save lives.  Furever Home Dog Rescue (FHDR) is dedicated to saving adoptable puppies and dogs from being euthanized due to lack of space in the shelter system. FHDR is an all...

Freeholders Honor Outstanding Eagle Scouts

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Board of Freeholders honored eight Eagle Scouts from across Morris County for a series of ambitious scout projects that assisted local towns, neighborhoods, the ecology, and a local high school in projects that each required hundreds of hours...
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